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The Banana Splits Movie

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2019
  • Danishka Esterhazy
  • 85 mins
  • 18

Summary

A family attends a live taping of The Banana Splits television series, but are forced to survive as soon as the characters go haywire and start a killing spree around the studio.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The Banana Splits Show was a popular children's TV programme on both sides of the Atlantic in the late 1960s with its blend of wacky humour and Hanna-Barbera cartoons (Arabian Knights, The Three Musketeers), along with that hugely infectious Tra La La theme song. Repeats after cancellation in 1970 have ensured continuing cult status, yet it seems a strange conceit for this schlocky horror to make over its fluffy stars Fleagle, Drooper, Bingo and Snorky into animatronic psychos bent on slaughtering fans trapped inside the studio after a recording. There are echoes of Killer Klowns from Outer Space as the fuzzy foursome deal out death with all manner of bizarre instruments (lollipop, magic box, a wheel of fortune) that deliver the sort of gruesome culling usually found in a Saw movie. Baby boomer fans of the Splits' TV antics will be intrigued, but a gorefest featuring killer Teletubbies or Muppets - now that would be shocking.

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Credits

Cast

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BethDani Kind
RebeccaSara Canning
HarleyFinlay Wotjak-Hissong
AustinRomeo Carere
MitchSteve Lund
ZoeMaria Nash

Crew

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DirectorDanishka Esterhazy

Details

Languages
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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